Edelweiss joined IFIC in 2018 as a Senior Fellow to support the creation of the Knowledge Centre and Resource Area. She will also work on a range of education and communication projects, and three European research projects; EURIPHI, VIGOUR and Digital Health Europe.
A qualified medical doctor, Edelweiss specialised in General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases (Osakidetza, Basque Country, Spain), and completed postgraduate studies including an MSc in Epidemiology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Diploma in Health Research Methodology (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and Advanced Studies in Development, Globalisation and International Cooperation (Applied Economy Track, University of the Basque Country and HEGOA).
Edelweiss is a PhD candidate in the Doctoral Programme in Medicine and Translational Research in the International Health track in the subject of adult Chagas Disease treatment (University of Barcelona and ISGlobal, Spain).
Her main clinical and research expertise is in International Health and specifically in adults with Chagas Disease (Clinic Hospital in Barcelona). She has also worked with adults with Cystic Fibrosis (University Hospital of Southampton NHS Foundation Trust), Chronic diseases and Elderly and General Internal Medicine (Osakidetza, Basque Country). Edelweiss is specially interested in the integrated care for vulnerable populations with chronic and incurable conditions that have a wide clinical expression and life quality impact.